Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Lo Mein Noodles with Peanut Sesame Sauce

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegan, Vegetarian

These days 100% whole wheat pastas are pretty readily available -but not so much those yummy chewy Chinese lo mein noodles we’re so used to from Chinese takeout. If you do happen to see them, they are probably made with white flour.  So I decided to crank out the pasta machine and use some old fashioned elbow grease to make some 100% whole wheat lo mein at home.  Try it-the texture of the noodles are amazing (but if you’re not up to it this time around, just pick up the Japanese soba 100% buckwheat noodles).  Make sure not to overcook them though.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups 100% Stone ground Whole Wheat Flour
  • Warm Water for kneading
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves, minced
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon red chili flakes to taste
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions, for garnishing
  • 4 lime wedges

Directions:

  1. Sift together flour and salt.  Add a little water at a time and knead to form soft dough.  About ¾ cup to 1 cup of warm water should suffice.  Cover with warm damp paper towel and set aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil and heat vegetable oil in separate pan.
  3. Add onions and sauté until lightly caramelized.   Salt and pepper to taste.  Add garlic and chili flakes and sauté for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Blend mixture in food processor.
  4. Whisk in peanut butter, vinegar, and soy sauce to onion garlic mixture over medium low heat.  Whisk in about 1.5 cups of water and simmer on low heat for 7 to 8 minutes.  Whisk intermittently.
  5. In the meantime, extrude lo mein dough through pasta maker noodle attachment.  Pour into boiling water and cook about 5 minutes or until al dente.  Toss with sauce.  Stir in sesame oil and garnish with scallions.  Serve with a wedge of lime.  Enjoy!
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